Things are moving quickly on my cancer journey. Last Monday, with my CT scan results in hand, I went to the Zimmer Cancer Center in Wilmington, NC and met yet another doctor. This one has a title of “Gynecologic Oncologist”. The doctor walked in and low and behold, I detected a New England accent. I somehow found that strangely comforting after living in New England for such a long time. Turned out the doc is from Massachusetts which is neither here nor there, but that explains the accent. The doctor explained endometrial cancer to me and just like my gyn doc, said I needed to have a complete hysterectomy AND they would also have to take lymph nodes to be sure that the cancer hasn’t spread. I can tell you that no matter how many times that you hear those words “cancer and spread” together, they cause anxiety. After an exam, we went back to where Mr. B waited, and the doctor scheduled my surgery. I was pleasantly surprised when he scheduled it so soon. I was diagnosed on November 13 and my surgery is scheduled for December 9th.
This is one of those times that I both look forward to and dread getting this done. I know it has to be done though, so I just keep moving onward. Pre-op is on Friday. I wish I could say that my mind is always in a good, positive place but that would be a lie.There are many highs and lows. Cancer is not for the faint of heart – I WILL get through this.